Famous Birthdays on 21st December

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1117 - Thomas Becket, Cheapside, London, archbishop of Canterbury (1162-1170), (d. 1170)
1401 - Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)
1518 - Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 - Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1596 - Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)
1603 - Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)
1616 - Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1628 - Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 - Jean Racin, writer
1714 - John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774)
1728 - Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1756 - Thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1778 - Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish politician (d. 1860)
1795 - Leopold von Ranke, German historian (d. 1886)
Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket (1117) 1800 - Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876
1804 - Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)
1805 - Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)
1810 - Ludwig Schuncke, composer
1815 - Thomas Couture, French painter/author
1818 - Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece
1818 - Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)
1823 - Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
1826 - Ernst Pauer, composer
1832 - John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1840 - Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)
1843 - Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)
1848 - Edward Everett Rice, composer
1849 - James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)
1850 - Zdenek Fibich, composer
1851 - Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
1853 - Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
1859 - Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
1860 - Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)
1867 - John Winter Thompson, composer
1870 - Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)
1872 - Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)
1872 - Sidney Ainsworth, British actor (d. 1922)
1873 - Blagoje Bersa, Croatian composer (d. 1934)
1874 - Juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36)
1878 - Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
1879 - Theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)
1885 - Frank Patrick, Canadian hockey player (d. 1960)
1886 - George Norman Peterkin, composer
1886 - Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
1889 - Sewall Wright, American biologist (d. 1988)
1890 - Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)
1890 - Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
1891 - John W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70)
1892 - Rebecca West, [Cicily I F Andrews], Engl author (Meaning of Treason)
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen (1892) 1892 - Walter Hagen, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19)
1892 - Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
1895 - Paul Hoffer, composer
1896 - Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business
1896 - Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland
1896 - Leroy Robertson, composer
1898 - Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)
1899 - Guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin' Iron)
1900 - Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)
1900 - Wischnewski, writer
1901 - Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer
1901 - Robin Irvine, London England, actor (Easy Virtue)
1905 - Anthony Powell, England, novelist (Infants of Spring)
1907 - Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love)
1908 - Pat Weaver, Los Angeles California, TV Executive (started Today show)
1909 - George Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state
1909 - Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist (d. 1992)
1911 - Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, "Negro Babe Ruth" (hit 800+ HRs)
1911 - Paul Burkhard, composer
1913 - Raich Carter, soccer star
1914 - Ivan Generalić, Austro-Hungarian-born Croatian painter (d. 1992)
1915 - Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (d. 2007)
1916 - Eve Perrick, journalist
1916 - John Boon, publisher
1917 - Alicia Alonso, Havana Cuba, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre)
1917 - Andre Eglevsky, choreographer (Limelight)
1917 - Sophie Masloff, American politician
1918 - Donald Regan, White House staffer/US Secretary of Treasury (1981-85)
1918 - Kurt Waldheim, Nazi/4th UN Sec-Gen (1972-81)/Austrian pres (1986-92)
1919 - Gert Fredriksson, Sweden, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1920 - Bob Bindig, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
1920 - Jean Gascon, Canadian actor (d. 1988)
1921 - Alica Alonso, Havana, ballerina
1921 - James Tye, safety expert
1921 - Joan Dickson, cellist
1922 - Paul Winchell, NYC, ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith)
1923 - Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist of Pakistan
1924 - Joe Paterno, football coach (Penn State, SI Sportsman of 1986)
1924 - Johan W "Jo" van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)
1924 - Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
1926 - John Herbert McDowell, composer
1926 - Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, Aguilares Tx, actor (Rio Bravo)
1926 - Joe Paterno, American football coach
1927 - Michael Carreras, film director
1928 - Ed Nelson, New Orleans La, actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider)
1928 - Thomas Rajna, composer
1929 - Jack Philip Cannon, composer
1930 - Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches
1931 - Caroline Kaart, [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer
1931 - David Baker, Indianapolis Indiana, composer (Reflections)
1932 - Ilja Zeljenka, composer
1932 - Edward Hoagland, American essayist
1933 - Huib Eversdijk, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1933 - Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's)
1933 - Miklos Kocsar, composer
1934 - Hanif Mohammad, cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman 1952-69)
1935 - Phil Donahue, Cleve Ohio, talk show host (Phil Donahue Show)
1935 - Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
1935 - Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist (d. 2003)
1935 - Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician, Premier of Manitoba
1937 - Harald V, King of Norway (1991-present)
Actress Jane FondaActress Jane Fonda (1937) 1937 - Jane Fonda, NYC, actress (Barbarella, Klute), physically fit
1937 - Donald F. Munson, American politician
1938 - Larry Bryggman, Concord CA, actor (Dr John Dixon-As the World Turns)
1939 - Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian politician
1940 - Frank Zappa, Baltimore, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls)
1940 - Paul, [Ray Hildebrand], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
1942 - Carla Thomas, US singer (Let Me Be Good to You)
1942 - Hu Jintao, Chinese president
1942 - Reinhard Mey, German singer
1943 - Albert Lee, rocker
1943 - Jack Nance, actor (Rubbed Out)
1943 - Walter Spanghero, French rugby player
1943 - André Arthur. Quebec radio host
1944 - Jared Martin, NYC, actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas)
1944 - Michael Tilson Thomas, Los Angeles California, conductor (NY Phil Young People)
1944 - Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (d. 2007)
1944 - Bill Atkinson, English footballer
1945 - Doug Walters, cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert)
1945 - Millie Hughes-Fulford, Wells Tx, astronaut (STS 40)
1946 - Carl Dean Wilson, Hawthorne California, rock vocalist (Beach Boys-Barbie)
1946 - Christopher Keene, Berkeley California, conductor (La Traviata)
1946 - Josh Mostel, NY, actor (Windy City, Animal Behavior, Money Pit)
1947 - Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician
1948 - Barry Gordon, Brookline Mass, actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place)
1948 - Carol Potter, NYC, actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today's FBI)
1948 - Dave Kingman, baseball player (Mets, Yanks, Giants)
Actor Samuel L. JacksonActor Samuel L. Jackson (1948) 1948 - Samuel L. Jackson, Washington DC, actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction)
1948 - Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist/undersecretary of Finance (1994-)
1948 - Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician
1949 - Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek politician
1950 - Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer
1950 - Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1952 - Dennis Boutsikaris, Newark NJ, actor (Batteries Not Included)
1952 - Steve Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1972)
1952 - Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball player
1953 - Andras Schiff, Budapest Hungary, pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974)
1953 - Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)
1953 - Betty Wright, US gospel/singer/TV hostess (Little Miss Broadway)
1953 - Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
1954 - Christine 'Chris' Evert, Fort Lauderdale Florida, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles)
1955 - Jane Kaczmarek, American actress
1955 - Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician
1956 - Kevin Burnham, Hollis NY, 470 yachter (Olympics-8th-1992, 96)
1956 - Lee Roy Parnell, Abilene Texas, country singer (Oughta be a Law)
1957 - Joshua Mostel, NYC, actor (Delta House, At Ease)
1957 - Lisa Gerritsen, Los Angeles California, actress (Bess-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1957 - Ray Romano, Queens, New York, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age)
1957 - Tom Henke, American baseball player
1959 - Florence Griffith Joyner, Los Angeles California, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988)
1960 - Andy Van Slyke, baseball player
1960 - Michael Swain, Elizabeth NJ, judoka (Olympics-bronze-88)
1960 - Roger McDowell, Cincinnati OH, pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
1960 - Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist
1961 - Trevor Bayliss, cricketer (NSW batsman)
1961 - Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor
1961 - Ryuji Sasai, Japanese composer
1962 - Christy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
1964 - Ed Jongsma, Dutch pop bassist (Sleeze Beez-Look Like Hell)
1964 - Joey Kocur, Calgary, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1964 - Keith Taylor, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
1964 - Rob Kelly, English football manager
1964 - Fabiana Udenio, Argentine actress
1965 - Andy Dick, Charleston SC, actor (Matthew-Newsradio)
1965 - Gabrielle Glaser, musician (Luscious Jackson)
1965 - Rodney Thomas, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
1965 - Sue Thomas, Texarkana TX, LPGA golfer (1991 Orix Hawaiian Ladies-14th)
1965 - Anke Engelke, German comedian
1966 - Karri Turner, American actress
1967 - Ervin Johnson, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
1967 - Kristi Cooke, Marion Ohio, Miss Ohio-America (1991)
1967 - Terry Mills, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons)
1967 - Mikhail Saakashvili, Soviet-born President of Georgia
1968 - Anthony Lynn, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1968 - Khrystyne Haje, Santa Clara, Cal, actress (Simone-Head of the Class)
1969 - Chuck Smith, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
1969 - Julie Delpy, actress (Before Sunrise)
1969 - Leon Searcy, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson Jaguars)
1969 - Mihails Zemļinskis, Latvian footballer
1970 - Irving Spikes, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Monique Ambers, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
1970 - Ronnie Woolfork, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 - Ernest Hunter, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
1971 - Irena Slavutskay, Israel, athlete (Oly-1996)
1971 - Jey Phillips, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 - Tommie Boyd, NFL/WLAF receiver (Detroit Lions, Rhein Fire)
1971 - Mathieu Chedid, French musician
1971 - Fenton Keogh, Australian celebrity chef
1971 - Brett Scallions, American singer (Fuel, The X's)
1972 - Latroy Hawkins, American baseball player
1972 - Dustin Hermanson, American baseball player

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